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Transfer Gossip Round Up 20th March

By: Tyrone King 20 Mar 2013 12:04:02

Transfer Gossip Round Up 20th March

Yaya Toure's agent has said he will start negotiating with other clubs if the midfielder does not sign a new contract with Manchester City by Saturday - the 29-year-old Ivorian could even use Fifa rules to buy out his deal and leave this summer.

Full story: the Sun

Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez. The 24-year-old has endured an underwhelming season with the Spanish league leaders and could be available.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool and Manchester United are likely to face competition from Real Madrid for Paris St-Germain's highly rated 20-year-old Italy international midfielder Marco Verratti.

Verratti signed a five-year deal to join PSG in July 2012 from Pescara

Full story: talkSPORT

QPR boss Harry Redknapp plans to make another bid for Toulouse's France international defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, in the summer, but admits a deal could only happen if the club remain in the Premier League.

Full story: Metro

Aston Villa and Everton are monitoring Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair, 23, who has been unable to establish himself at Etihad Stadium following his move from Swansea.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea have valued goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at £20m in a bid to scare off any interested clubs. The 20-year-old has excelled during two loan spells at Atletico Madrid but has admitted he is several seasons away from challenging Blues number one Petr Cech.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Meanwhile, Cech, 30, has rubbished suggestions he could move across London to play for Arsenal.

Full story: skysports.com

Norwich hope to take advantage of Aston Villa's faltering contract negotiations with 21-year-old striker Andreas Weimann. The Austria international, who has scored 11 goals this season, has just over a year left on his current deal.

Full story: Daily Mail

Napoli and Manchester City are set to battle for the services of Sampdoria's Argentine U20 international striker Mauro Icardi, 20.

Full story: talkSPORT

England midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, yet to be offered a new deal by Chelsea, says a move to the MLS in America would not have to mean the end of his international career.

Striker Icardi has scored eight goals since Serie A resumed after the winter break

Full story: Daily Mirror

Per Mertesacker, 28, has dismissed suggestions he will quit Arsenal for a return to Germany in the summer.

Full story: Metro

CSKA Moscow are preparing a move for Netherlands international winger Eljero Elia, 26, who is thought to be a target for Liverpool and West Ham.

Full story: talkSPORT

Getafe's Algerian midfielder Medhi Lacen, 28, says he is unaware of interest in him from Swansea but he would be prepared to make a move to the Capital One Cup winners.

Full story: This Is South Wales

Brighton manager Gus Poyet says he will bring in a new striker before the loan transfer window closes on 28 March.

Full story: the Argus


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